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Welcome to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

About

We aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. We do this by setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

In this section you can learn more about our role, meet RCVS Council, read meeting papers and find out about our history and legal footing.

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The role of the RCVS

Our main responsibilities and functions are set out here. Learn about our role

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RCVS Council

Learn about the role of RCVS Council, view meeting agendas and papers, and read about Council Elections

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Veterinary Nurses Council

Learn about the role of the VN Council, view meeting agendas and papers, and read about Council Elections

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Committees

Read about the work done by our Committees, view meeting agendas and download papers

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Consultations

Do we listen? See what issues we've consulted about, and the consultations we've responded to

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How to find us

Visiting the RCVS? Opening times, maps, directions and travel tips to make your journey easier

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